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Sensei Bill Viola

Bill Viola & Scholarship Hall of Fame
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Pictured Left-Right
Nancy Caliguri
Joe Bruno
Curtis Smith
Bill Viola
George Anderson
CS Kim
William Viola
Frank Caliguri
Ann-Marie Heilman
C. Bruce Heilman
Scholarship Hall of Fame
 
 

WILLIAM VIOLA III

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER

2003-Present:  Kumite Quarterly Magazine

        Responsible for developing, writing, and editing feature articles, interviews, and stories

        Overseeing all marketing, sales, advertising, design, layout, publishing, and distribution 

 

DIRECTOR 

2001-Present: Kumite International;  Pittsburgh, PA

o       Division of Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League (Non-profit 501c.3)

        Responsible for overseeing partnership program with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot LLC.

        Credited with establishing college scholarships and educational charter criteria

        Directly responsible for setting up operations in United States, Europe, and Canada

        Developed KicKiss,  an extensive competition circuit and membership base nationwide

        Manager of Team Kumite International: All-star travel & competition team

        Coordinating fundraising efforts exceeding $10,000 per season

 

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

2000-Present:  Kumite Classic Entertainment Inc. Irwin, PA

        Promoter:  World-class fitness championships, martial arts tournaments, consumer expos

        Negotiating all major sales, sponsorship, advertising, and partnership agreements

        Managing all aspects of event marketing, public relations and media relations 

        Recruiting amateur and professional athletes throughout The United States and abroad

        Consulting and coordinating professional shows and events internationally    

        Showcasing regional, national, and international level talent and performers

        Kumite Classic Entertainment Inc. holds the distinction of promoting:

o       Pittsburgh FAP: Part of ESPN International’s Fitness Universe Program

o       The Official Physical Fitness and Sports Day for The City of Pittsburgh

 

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR &

1990-Present:  Allegheny Shotokan Karate Inc; North Huntingdon, PA

 

        Certified & licensed black belt self-defense instructor & personal trainer   

        30 Years+ experience: competitor, instructor, coach, 

o       10 x National, International, and 1998 World Champion

o        Honored by The President’s Council of Physical Fitness & Sports

o        Inducted into The Living Legends Hall of Fame (youngest member in history)

 

UNION ACTOR & ENTERTAINER

        Member SAG (Screen Actors Guild) / AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio)

Separate entertainment resume available upon request

 

EDUCATION:

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - December 1999

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science

n     Summa Cum Laude-Highest Honors (Top 1% Political Science Dept. 4.0 GPA)

n     Pi Gamma Mu:  National Association of College Honor Societies

 

Available upon request

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Regional - National - International - Champion 1981-1999

National Organizations & Affliates

-United States of America Karate Federation (USAKF)

-Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

-Sport Karate International (SKI)

-National Black Belt League (NBL)

-North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA)

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* Began Martial Arts Training-Allegheny Shotokan Karate Inc. 1979

* Captured / Won over 3000 Titles, Awards, Trophies: Competition 1981-1999

* Featured in numerous major martial arts publications 1981-Present

* Junior Advanced (Tri-State) Regional Champion 1982-1989

* Recognized multiple time USAKF National Champion / All-American Athlete 1985-1999

* Bluegrass NASKA Championships-Louisville, KY 1989

* Ocean State NASKA Championships-Warwick, RI 1989

* Honored MVP Capitol Classic NASKA Team Champion-Washington, DC 1989

* Junior NASKA Championships-Columbia, SC 1989

* Member World Champion X-Caliber Fighting Team-Niagara Falls Canada 1990

* National Athlete of the Year-Police Athletic League 1990

* National Black Belt League Super Grands (World Championships) 1990-1993

* Metro All-Stars Elite National Junior Travel Team 1991

* NBL Midwest Conference #1 Rated Black Belt 1991

* USA Karate Federation Jr. Olympic Champion-Pittsburgh, PA 1992

* Inducted into The National Federation of Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1992

* Recognized #1 Ranked Jr. Black Belt Competitor-Pennsylvania 1992-1995

* Honored as SKI Overall Black Belt National Champion-Atlantic City, NJ 1993

            Recognized champion winning over 2000 SKI athletes 1993

* All-American Athlete National Championships-Jacksonville, FL 1994

* Recognized NASKA State Champion & Grand Champion-Johnstown, PA 1995

* Member ASK Competition Team: Wins All 7 Overall Grand Champions 1996

              Only time in PKRA history a single team won all overall awards 1996

* Coordinator MDA Kick-a-thons raising over $20,000.00 for charity 1996-1998

Featured on NBCs Stars Across America Check Presentation 1996

* Triple-Gold Medallist USAKF National Championships-Akron, OH 1997

Only Adult Male Black Belt to win gold in Kata, Kumite & Kobudo 1997

* Recipient of Presidential Sports Award for Martial Arts-Whitehouse 1997-1999

* Honored by President Clintons Council on Physical Fitness & Sports 1997-1999

* Captain ASK Demo Team : #1 ranked team in America-Columbus OH 1998

            Recognized World Champions (China, Canada, USA) 1998

* 8 x consecutive Overall Black Belt State Champion Undefeated 1992-1999

* Black Belt State Champ #1 Forms, Fighting, Weapons, & Self-Defense 1992-1999

* Team Captain / Coach- International Champion Team Yakuza 1999

* Founder / Director Kumite Classic National Martial Arts Championships 2000

* Founder / Director Kumite International Inc. - 2000

* President KicKiss Scholarship Rating Organization - 2001

* Coach Team KI: World Class Sport Karate Travel Team - 2002

* Named Director of Martial Arts for The WPA Police Athletic League - 2002

*Named NBL Promoter of The Year:  Houston, Texas - 2003

*Promoter of Pittsburgh Sports & Fitness Festival - 2004

*Inducted as a "Living Legend" -2004 (youngest member ever)

*Lifetime achievement; Hall of Fame Lynchburg, VA -2004

*Champions Association Wille Stargell Award -2004